What should I expect at my biometrics appointment?

Passage Immigration Law_USCIS Biometrics AppointmentWhen you file any application, petition, or request with USCIS, they are authorized to require and collect biometric information from you, including fingerprints, photograph, and signature. This allows USCIS to confirm identity and perform background checks on all applicants. Shortly after submitting forms to USCIS, applicants will receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, ASC appointment notice with a date and time to appear at their local Application Support Center (ASC).

Here's what to bring to your appointment:

  • Your ASC appointment notice (Form I-797C);
  • Valid photo identification (such as yourGreen Card, passport, or driver’s license);
  • Proof of legal name change if your name is different than what appears on your photo ID (e.g. a copy of your marriage license if you changed your name).

The address for your appointment will be listed on the appointment notice. When you arrive, you will need to show your appointment notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) and photo ID in order to enter the building. You will then be called up to provide your electronic fingerprints and signature using machines designed to collect this data. By providing your signature, you attest that all information provided in your submitted application or request is true and complete as of the time of filing.

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